Child Safe

New Child Safe Standards: Creating a safe environment

Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements

Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety

Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.

The following principles are included as part of each standard:

  • Promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children.
  • Promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Promoting the safety of children with a disability.